Progress Update - Saturday, 22, 2015
This is a quick update, as I should be writing more pages in the book. 😄
Currently, I'm digging through the "Inspector: Typography" section. I was wondering if I was being too detailed about fonts, but apparently it's important...
It seems that missing Fonts could be the problem there. To start off the Typography section, I compared modern web development with my prepress experience. Missing fonts were trouble back then. Now that the web has modernized, apparently it's a problem here too. So, maybe some story telling is OK. I'm concerned that the book is a little too technical. Many some real world experiences can lighten it up a bit.
Also while working on the Typography section, I thought it would be cake to describe the Alignment buttons. HA, apparently not. It felt a little too short, so I did some digging about hyphenation. I usually use left-justify because the browsers can't handle Justify too well. I haven't checked to see if there's been improvement since then. There has been, but it's still a bit fragmented.
@Daniel & @jonathan – Supposedly, hyphenation improves when the language is specified. This is done in the section of the code, but that can't be edited through Hype. Perhaps this is something that should be added to the "Inspector: Document" section... a dropdown to specify the document language.
Since the book is for beginners-to-advanced levels, I feel it's necessary to include the "Hype Manual" text. Tumult did a good job with basic instructions, so I'm trying not to duplicate what they did. I'm trying to create something a little bit more expanded. It's taking longer than I thought it would.
This makes me happy...
There's an "extremely high" like-to-post ratio on this thread. That's because of the 19 people that liked the first post in this thread so far. This is encouraging. While I have been having fun on this project, there were some dark moments where I was wondering if it's too much work. For much of today, I just slept – a lot!
I'm still aiming for an October-ish launch.